Saturday, July 25, 2009
New Jersey FIDE Events
Dean Ippolito and Jesse Kraai report at the USCF site (see "Jesse Wins Futurity; Dean Wins 1st FIDE Event") on the two recent New Jersey FIDE events: the 3rd New Jersey Futurity (won by GM Jesse Kraai) and the 1st Dean of Chess Academy / Transnet FIDE Invitational (won by IM Dean Ippolito, with NM David Grasso a close second). Both were held at the Dean of Chess Academy in Branchburg. Kevin E. Chen took some excellent photos of the FIDE event (see sample above), which have been posted at Diamondback and Jim West's blogs. Jim West also offers quite a bit of coverage, annotating several of his games and posting photos by Steve Ferrero. Special thanks to IA Glenn Petersen, TD Aaron Kiedes, and the sponsors -- including TransNet Corporation, Dean of Chess Academy, and Michael Khodarkovsky's International Chess School -- for making it possible to offer FIDE rating and norm opportunities in the Garden State.